What is the Tobacco Cessation Program?

Breaking the Habit in Behavioral Health (BH2) is a free tobacco cessation program developed by the MDQuit Resource Center, University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC). BH2 is divided into four one-hour sessions. The program is designed to help Cecil County residents quit tobacco use and make lifetime behavioral changes. The program includes information on the following topics: stress management, triggers, setting a quit date, withdrawal, maintenance support, and relapse prevention.

One-to- one consult sessions and self-help materials for quitting tobacco use are also available for those who prefer private individualized help or may not be unable to attend classes.  Consults include help with accessing the Nicotine Replacement Services and ChantixTM Program.

We are currently offering virtual services during covid restrictions (over-the-phone consults and classes via google hangouts).

Who is eligible for the program?

Cecil County residents who are interested in quitting smoking or learning about quitting smoking to help someone they know. Residents under 18 need to be accompanied by a parent or guardian to be eligible.

How do I apply for services?

Cecil County residents must call the Cecil County Health Department to receive self-help materials and to place your name on a mailing list to receive information about the next available program.

Who do I contact with questions regarding the program?

If you have any questions or are interested in attending a program or a consult please contact the Division of Health Promotion at (410) 996-5168. Help with quitting tobacco is also available through the Maryland Tobacco Quitline at (800) Quit NOW.